Written by David S. Goyer, the series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time as he begins to not only see the future, but invent it. Written by
Did You Know?
According to executive producer David S. Goyer
the title sequence was planned to run thirty seconds and Bear McCreary
created the title theme accordingly. However, after Goyer heard the music, he asked McCreary create a longer version of the theme. The producers then decided to use this longer theme and to change the title sequence to accommodate the longer theme music (this required some already locked episodes to be reedited to fit the time frame). See more
The show depicts Giuliano de Medici's son as being the illegitimate result of a one night stand, with Giuliano only discovering he was to be a father as he lay dying. In reality, Giuliano's son, the future Pope Clement VII, was born only a month after Giuliano died. His parents were considered to have been betrothed and so Giuliano's son was considered legitimate. See more